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09-30-07, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By synergy

I have plans to head to the trails on Wednesday,...

I have plans to head to the trails on Wednesday, will report back then.
09-29-07, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By synergy

Purchased: Woodstock 707 FS (pics)

$900 from Woodstock Bikes (http://www.woodstockbikes.com/707/707.htm). Haven't rode her on the trails yet but did jump into some neighborhood ditches. I'll update when I take it out to the trails....
09-28-07, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By synergy

An excellent interview with Jimmy Rigsby, Founder...

An excellent interview with Jimmy Rigsby, Founder and Owner of Woodstock bikes.

http://commutebybike.com/2005/11/11/woodstock-bikes-interview/
09-28-07, 08:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,312
Posted By synergy

I just bought a 2008 Felt F1X and I have to say...

I just bought a 2008 Felt F1X and I have to say that I love this bike. Excellent deal at $1460 from local LBS. The Ultegra and 105 derailers are smooth as butter. Swap the stock 35c Kendras with...
09-27-07, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By synergy

speaking of mom & pop customer service... just...

speaking of mom & pop customer service... just called Woodstock to see when the 2008 models are due out and what color they would be. Phone was answered on the second ring and a real nice guy...
09-27-07, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By synergy

I was sold when I read this: ...

I was sold when I read this:

http://mountainbiketales.com/reviews/707.htm

The Woodstock value rating formula is this:
((2000-Total Price)*Quality Rating)/100

Honestly the value ratings...
09-26-07, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By synergy

Purchased a Woodstock 707

Will post more when it arrives. Couldn't find bad word about this bike on the Internet, figured I would give it a shot.
http://www.woodstockbikes.com/707/707.htm
...
09-26-07, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,792
Posted By synergy

I dig it. Not bad considering the size. Read my...

I dig it. Not bad considering the size. Read my review of it here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=345802



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09-25-07, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By synergy

Yes the wheels are on straight, and yes they were...

Yes the wheels are on straight, and yes they were straight before. I must have bumped the brake pad out of place when I removed the wheel to change out the tire. All is good now, and she rides like...
09-25-07, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,792
Posted By synergy

Nope, the adjustable stem was put on by my LBS...

Nope, the adjustable stem was put on by my LBS for comfort, the handle bars were too far down for my tastes.
09-24-07, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By synergy

I'm going to race next year when my weight is...

I'm going to race next year when my weight is lower and fitness is better. I'll be riding this newly purchased beauty:

2008 Felt F1X (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=346196)
...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-07, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 11,521,354
Posted By synergy

2008 Felt F1X with Continental Contact tires and...

2008 Felt F1X with Continental Contact tires and wireless iPod speaker/control.

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/6333/182.jpg http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/9803/180.jpg
09-24-07, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,792
Posted By synergy

bump for updated photos with new street tires.

bump for updated photos with new street tires.
09-24-07, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By synergy

Adjusted the right brake pad and it seems to have...

Adjusted the right brake pad and it seems to have pretty much eliminated the problem. I think the primary cause was that the top half of the pad was making contact before the bottom half.

Thank...
09-24-07, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By synergy

Respectively, let some air out of the tire, down...

Respectively, let some air out of the tire, down to 75 from 85 max psi rating. Shudder got better. Cleaned the braking surfaces (twice) with 91% rubbing alcohol and lint free cloth. Shudder got...
09-24-07, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By synergy

Changed tires, now have front brake shudder

Just bought a 2008 Felt F1X last week and grew to dislike the 700 x 35 Kenda CX tires that came on it. Changed them out for some 700 x 37 Continental Contacts and now I have front brake shudder. ...
09-23-07, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,792
Posted By synergy

5'11" 225 with 32" inseam. Although it is how...

5'11" 225 with 32" inseam. Although it is how the LBS fit me, I ended up lowering the post by 3 slots. I also swapped the seat since the stock seat was hard as a rock.

Tomorrow I'm swapping out...
09-22-07, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By synergy

I wonder if they will include a running odometer.

I wonder if they will include a running odometer.
09-22-07, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4,962
Views: 3,487,454
Posted By synergy

2008 Felt F1X ...

2008 Felt F1X

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/6333/182.jpg http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/9803/180.jpg
09-22-07, 11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,792
Posted By synergy

Purchased 2008 Felt F1X (pics)

Picked up a new 2008 Felt F1X today. I LOVE IT. Paid $1460.00, purchased from Sunshine Bike Shop (http://www.sunshinebike.com/bikes.htm)

UPDATE: Kendra CX tires suck on pavement, so I changed...
09-21-07, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,973
Posted By synergy

I believe it is safer because the sound is not...

I believe it is safer because the sound is not directly in your ears. In addition, with typical water bottle cage setups, the speaker is facing forward, away from being directly pointed at you and...
09-20-07, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,973
Posted By synergy

Reviewed: iHome IH85b Bicycle Mounted iPod Speaker w/ wireless remote

iHome IH85B Portable iPod Bicycle Speaker with wireless remote and mount

Price: $80.00
Pros: Portable sound w/o earphones, excellent sound quality, solid build, easy to use, wireless remote can...
09-17-07, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By synergy

Thanks for the magazine suggestion, it is the...

Thanks for the magazine suggestion, it is the September issue. Going to B&N now to see if they have it.
09-17-07, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By synergy

Dude where's my lock?

Dude where's my lock?
09-17-07, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By synergy

I'm hooked too... just went for the first time...

I'm hooked too... just went for the first time last week. Time to spend more money on a REAL MTB (http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/2008/mountain_full_suspension/fuel_ex/fuelex55/) :)
09-16-07, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By synergy

although I haven't tried the toeclips before, I...

although I haven't tried the toeclips before, I think I would like them better on the trails since I frequently take my feet off one pedal to corner or stabilize myself in uphill situations. But......
09-15-07, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By synergy

XC FS for under $1,500

I'm hooked on trail riding and want to get a real MTB.

I have $1,500 to spend and want full suspension... suggestions?

So far I really like the look and features of the following:

• Trek...
09-14-07, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By synergy

Felt has an expo tent that is traveling with the...

Felt has an expo tent that is traveling with the tour, will be at each stop.
09-13-07, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By synergy

I've decided to go with a 2008 Felt F1X. I'm...

I've decided to go with a 2008 Felt F1X. I'm ordering it tomorrow. I'll post pics when it arrives!
09-13-07, 05:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,312
Posted By synergy

I second the Felt F1X... got to see the 2008...

I second the Felt F1X... got to see the 2008 model in person today at the Tour of Missouri in Branson. It's HOT!! I'm buying one tomorrow :)
09-13-07, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By synergy

Met Mr. Jim Felt today...

at the Tour of Missouri Stage 3 in Branson, Mo. Got a chance to preview the 2008 line of Felt bikes (I'm especially excited about the F1X) and personally speak with Jim about the bike, his company...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-07, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 938
Posted By synergy

I'm not sure if it would survive a downpour or...

I'm not sure if it would survive a downpour or not. I don't ride in the rain so this limit probably won't be tested by me :)
09-09-07, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By synergy

what would be considered slack geometry vs....

what would be considered slack geometry vs. aggressive geometry? Does the height of the BB matter to how fast you might be able to pedal on road?
Forum: Commuting
09-09-07, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 938
Posted By synergy

While I totally hear you (no pun intended) on the...

While I totally hear you (no pun intended) on the noise pollution issue, I do not plan on blarring
the music or talk shows that I will be playing. Loud enough for me to hear from about 3 feet away...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-07, 05:00 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,193
Posted By synergy

not sure if you guys saw this, but here is a...

not sure if you guys saw this, but here is a great alternative to earphones while biking...

Listen to your ipod unplugged!

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=341705
09-08-07, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By synergy

Buying a new CX bike, opinions

Yet another "new cx bike" thread, however, I bring a new one to the table that hasn't been discussed much (Felt). Here are my choices (in order of preference).

Felt F1X...
09-08-07, 01:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 965
Posted By synergy

Review: iHome IH85b Bicycle Mounted iPod Speaker w/ wireless remote

iHome IH85B Portable iPod Bicycle Speaker with wireless remote and mount
Price: $80.00
Pros: Portable sound without the earphones, excellent sound quality, solid build, easy to use, wireless remote...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-07, 12:46 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,193
Posted By synergy

Instead of headphones or earphones in your ears,...

Instead of headphones or earphones in your ears, check this device out:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=340853
Forum: Commuting
09-08-07, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 938
Posted By synergy

I received the IH85b in the yesterday. ...

I received the IH85b in the yesterday. Immediately removed it from the package and plugged my Nano in. I got a huge smile on my face because THIS THING ROCKS. Fantastic sound quality considering...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-07, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 938
Posted By synergy

Music for the lonely commute

This past week as I rode by the local university I notice every person on a bike has earphones in their ears. This can't be safe... no way could I ride in traffic with music directly in my ears. As...
09-05-07, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By synergy

I've decided to go with a crossbike, since I use...

I've decided to go with a crossbike, since I use the bike for fitness with plans to commute and the occasional trail rides. I'm going to ride both the Tricross as well as the Redline Conquest Pro. ...
09-04-07, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,010
Posted By synergy

It took me about two weeks to see a difference in...

It took me about two weeks to see a difference in my strength and abilities. For me, what started as hardly able to walk after 2 miles and 25 minutes is now hardly able to walk after 7 miles and 30...
09-04-07, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By synergy

It seems like everywhere I read, people are...

It seems like everywhere I read, people are saying steel bikes are the way to go for comfort and durability. I'm amazed that most bike companies are out of touch with this... they sacrifice comfort...
09-03-07, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By synergy

Ok per suggestions from the commuter's forum and...

Ok per suggestions from the commuter's forum and from here, it looks like a Cyclocross bike is what I need. A few have suggested touring bikes, however, I don't need to carry stuff when I commute. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-07, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By synergy

OK there is my problem... I'm looking at the...

OK there is my problem... I'm looking at the wrong bikes for my needs. CX bikes were not even under consideration as I thought CX was (hard) track racing :) AHH so much to learn!

I want a bike...
09-02-07, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By synergy

Cyclocross is not a type of bike I have...

Cyclocross is not a type of bike I have considered, though it seems nearly perfect for what I'm wanting. It would be nice to be able to go out on the trails on the weekend and the next day commute...
09-02-07, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By synergy

Ah, spoke count is something I have completely...

Ah, spoke count is something I have completely overlooked. Thank you for the 32 spoke minimum advice.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-07, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By synergy

Plan to commute ... new bike

I started cycling 4 weeks ago as a fun way of losing weight and becoming healthier. I am HOOKED!

I am 26yrs old 5'10" and weighed 237 lbs when I started (now 226). My goal is 190 or lower....
09-02-07, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By synergy

New clyde ... new bike

Hello, this is my first post on the bike forums. I started cycling 4 weeks ago as a fun way of loosing weight and becoming healthier. I am HOOKED!

I am 26yrs old 5'10" and weighed 237 lbs when I...
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